Meet the Board Members

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of our Board Members.

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Mike Clarke - Chair Tennis Wales

Mike has been involved with South Wales and Welsh tennis for over 15 years. He is also County Secretary to South Wales, serves on the Four Nations committee and has been an LTA Councillor. He has held most positions at Radyr LTC and is now President of the club. In his 'spare time' he is a self-employed Structural Engineer and holds various other Director/Trustee positions.

Vicki Broadbent - North Wales

Vicki is a former junior and Senior Welsh international player, and more recently represented Wales in the over 35 age group. Vicki is the current Head Coach at the very successful Mold and Ruthin Tennis Clubs where tennis is available to all ages and abilities. Vicki is an LTA tutor and currently tutors the Level 1 and 2 courses for Inspire2coach.

As an huge advocate of the benefits of county tennis, Vicki is also the u10, u14 and Senior County Captain and the North Wales County Team coordinator for all age groups. Vicki is also a qualified tournament referee. As part of the Mold Tennis Club, Ruthin Tennis club and North Wales Management committee, Vicki is keen to help push tennis in a positive direction.

Vicki feels that her role on the Tennis Wales Board is important from a frontline perspective, it is a good way to help make the necessary changes to help Tennis in Wales prosper.

David Clarke

David Clarke - Company Secretary

David has been involved in tennis as a player and administrator for many years holding the post of Treasurer and Chair at his club, Windsor LTC, Penarth. Helped in the establishment of Tennis Wales Limited and was its first Chair, and is a member of the South Wales Committee.

Rosemary Bernard - Finance Director

Rosemary is a chartered accountant and joined the Board in 2013. She is actively involved in tennis as a player and Treasurer at Radyr LTC.

Mike Buck - South Wales

Director of Tennis Wales from 2016.  Former Chairman of South Wales LTA (as was) and currently sit on the 'Places to Play' sub committee.

Currently South wales coordinator for the Davis Cup Legacy.   Former Chairman and Secretary of Abergavenny Tennis Club and as such heavily involved in the Clubmark applications . Was Chairman when the club was voted Tennis Wales 'Club of the year' and have personally received the award for 'Volunteer of the year' and Sport Wales finalist for 'volunteer coach of the year'. Enabled grant successes for the club and had a major input into the facility upgrades.

Stephen Clarke - LTA Councilor / South Wales

 

Stephen, a solicitor, has been involved in tennis administration for over 25 years. He has held the posts of chairman and secretary for his club, Cardiff LTC, South Wales and Tennis Wales at various stages and is currently the Tennis Wales representative on the LTA Council.

Alastair McNab - North Wales

Alastair has over 30 years senior management experience in both the private and public sectors and is currently a business and performance lead officer at Denbighshire County Council.

A keen tennis player from an early age, he represented Scotland at junior level and the South of Scotland at county level for many years.

He first played for Denbigh in 1986 where he serves as Treasurer and still plays in the North Wales 1st division. A member of the North Wales Management Committee, he joined the Tennis Wales board in 2014 with responsibility to support participation and growing the game.

 

Mike Dunn - South Wales Member

Mike Dunn has been a member of Windsor, Penarth LTC for more than 20 years and has held a number of committee positions, including membership secretary and treasurer. He was elected to the Tennis Wales South county committee in 2010 and has been Chair since 2014 and Chair of its league and competitions working group since 2012. Mike was elected onto the Tennis Wales Board following the AGM held in December 2015.  Formerly a senior civil servant with the Welsh Government, he is now a writer of guidebooks for walkers. He has particular experience in partnership working, strategic planning and change management.

Alex Brown

Alex Brown has been involved in local and Welsh tennis for over 25 years both as a player and a committee member of Usk Tennis Club. He served as Chairman of Usk Tennis Club for 18 years leading an enthusiastic committee through a large expansion of its facilities and membership leading to the achievement of Tennis Wales Club of the year in 2006. Alex was the lead in securing Tennis Clubmark at Usk in 2010 and establishing it as a Tennis Wales exemplar club, he was also voted Tennis Wales Volunteer of The Year in 2010.

 In professional life Alex is a Director of Glen-Yr-Afon Holdings Limited which owns both The Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel and its sister hotel The Three Salmons in Usk. He is a hands on business operator with 28 years experience in all areas of the hospitality industry.

Liz Parry - HR

Liz is currently the Head of Human Resources at a Cardiff Based Third Sector organisation, having worked in retailing and hospitality previously.  She feels very strongly that people are at the heart of an organisation and the overall strategies that underpin their engagement and  performance are key to success.

Although Liz is not a tennis player, she has always taken a healthy interest in the positive value sport can have for the wellbeing of individuals and their neighbourhoods.   Liz is keen to support the strategies and philosophy that makes tennis accessible to all and to support participation across all sectors of society in Wales. 

In her spare time Liz is a season ticket holder for one of the South Wales football teams so really does understand the highs and lows and the emotional roller coaster that sport can be!

Dr Ceri Bowley 

Ceri is currently a Lecturer in  Sport Development & Coaching at University of South Wales (USW), having worked in the football industry previously at Swansea City FC and The Football Association. Having completed a PhD in Sport Coaching/Psychology, Ceri's philosophy is grounded in the belief that sport is a powerful vehicle for developing 'the whole person'. Ceri doesn't come with a background of playing tennis but hopes that his experiences as a UEFA Advanced (Level 4) Licenced football coach, sport scientist, academic and from working in sport development will allow him to add value to Tennis Wales in their drive to enhance participation across all populations in Wales. 

A proud Welshman (and fluent Welsh speaker), Ceri is passionate about supporting all levels of sport in Wales from grassroots to elite.  

 

 
 

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